Centre for Law and History Research

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The Centre for Law and History Research highlights the need for historical perspectives in legal scholarship and promotes excellent research into the varied histories of law.

Upcoming Events

3-6 July 2024 - British Legal History Conference

Contact Us

Centre Co-Directors

Professor Gwen Seabourne

Dr Chathuni Jayathilaka

For more information please contact the Law School Executive Team. 

Research Opportunities

Members of the Centre can provide supervision for those wishing to conduct research in areas of law and history.


To keep up to date with the latest activities and research from members of the Centre for Law and History Research:

Bristol Legal History

Bristol has long been the site of important courts and considerable legal business, as well as campaigns to change the law, or to resist unjust laws. 

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